Can’t We Be Friends?

    “Can’t We Be Friends?” Liahona, Jan. 2011, 70–71

    Can’t We Be Friends?

    “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another” (Ephesians 4:32).

    1. Margaret was nervous because she did not know anyone at her new school.

    2. Some girls teased her. One girl even pulled the ribbons in Margaret’s hair. Margaret didn’t think she would be happy at her new school.

    3. After school Margaret called her grandmother and told her about the mean girls.

    4. Margaret, you need to pray and ask Heavenly Father what to do. He will help you.

    5. That night Margaret prayed to Heavenly Father. She told Him about her problem. Then she had an idea.

    6. The next day at school the girls pulled her ribbons.

      Can’t we be friends?

    7. And the next day the girls started to tease her.

      Can’t we be friends?

    8. One week later Margaret was happy to tell her grandmother what had happened.

      Heavenly Father gave me the idea to be nice to the girls. They don’t tease me anymore, and now they are my friends.

    Illustrations by Maryn Roos